RCPA hosted our 2023 Capitol Day today, April 24, on the steps of the Capitol outside the Main Rotunda. Our rally focused on the need for funding in health and human services to combat the workforce crisis as well as an increase in training for staff and advocacy for telehealth, amongst other issues. You can view our 2023 legislative and administrative priorities here.
Those who spoke at our rally included RCPA President/CEO Richard Edley (left) and RCPA SUD Treatment Services Policy Director Jason Snyder (right). The two spoke of insufficient funding, overbearing regulations, and other issues deeply affecting human services providers in the Commonwealth.
Also in attendance were Rep. Mike Schlossberg (left), Rep. Dan Miller (center), and Rep. Doyle Heffley (right). We thank them for their attendance and for showing support to those who work in health and human services.
Lloyd Wertz, Executive Director of Family Training and Advocacy Center (left), and Sherri Landis, Executive Director of The Arc of PA (right), were also in attendance. Both spoke passionately on the challenges facing those working in health and human services.
Last but not least, we thank those on the ground who do the hard work and who came out to support our efforts today. We especially thank Conference of Allegheny Providers (CAP) and KenCrest for their advocacy! We hope these efforts bring light to the work that you do for your communities.
RCPA will be hosting our 2023 Capitol Day on Monday, April 24. During the day, RCPA will have a press conference and rally on the steps of the Capitol outside the Main Rotunda between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. We are requesting that members schedule appointments with their Senate and House legislators to discuss the state budget, legislation, and regulations. Please register for Capitol Day press conference/rally here.
In the near future, RCPA will be sending out legislative priorities and other policy documents for legislative visits. Please watch your emails for Capitol Day updates. As an additional resource, members can go on the Pennsylvania Capitol website to find parking and maps of the Capitol. If you have questions regarding our 2023 Capitol Day, please contact Jack Phillips.
RCPA will be hosting our 2023 Capitol Day on Monday, April 24 and will hold a press conference and rally between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm on the front steps of the State Capitol (outside the Main Rotunda). This is your opportunity to show a shared voice to the legislature, administration, and governor’s office on matters that impact providers and those they serve. Members from all RCPA divisions are requested to attend and schedule appointments with their Senate and House legislators to discuss the state budget, legislation, and regulations that impact the services of our members.
Detailed information will follow, but if you have questions or suggestions regarding our 2023 Capitol Day, please contact Jack Phillips, Director of Government Affairs.
House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove will lead a roundtable discussion with Medicaid (MA) Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) on February 7, 2023, at 10:00 am.
Committee Chairman Grove will be joined by House members and the following testifiers:
The hearing will be held in Room 60 East Wing, Main Capitol, State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg. The hearing will also be streamed live.